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Title:
Innocence betrayed : paedophilia, the media and society
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Silverman, Jon.
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Cambridge, UK : Polity ; Malden, MA : Distributed in the USA by Blackwell Pub., [2002]

©2002
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vi, 194 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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9780745628882

9780745628899
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Innocence Betrayed is the first sustained attempt to address theissue of how we can best protect children from the threat posed bypredatory paedophiles. It asks all the difficult questions: Canpaedophiles be treated? Do they change their behaviour? Does namingand shaming help protect our children or make matters worse?
Combining the skills of journalistic research and academicscholarship, this engaging and accessible book carefully untanglesthe News of the World's 'Sarah's Law' and presents, for the firsttime, the behind-the-scenes reaction to the newspaper. It containsan enlightening series of interviews with paedophiles, both in apenal setting and after release, in England, Wales and NorthAmerica, as well as interviews with the victims of sexual abuse.


This important and timely book will be of interest to anyone whowishes to understand the complexity of the problem posed bypaedophiles and how we can make our communities safer places forchildren.


Author Notes

David Wilson is Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central England in Birmingham.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
1 A Short History of Sex Offendingp. 7
2 Paedophilesp. 28
3 Beyond Victimhoodp. 48
4 Dealing with Paedophiles within the Penal Systemp. 65
5 Protecting the Communityp. 86
6 Releasep. 107
7 Communities in Need of "Community Notification"?p. 125
8 Named and Shamedp. 146
9 "Charlie's Angels" and How to Protect our Childrenp. 167
Bibliographyp. 185
Indexp. 188